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Vahid Eshraghi

Vahid Eshraghi

Toronto, ON, CA

 
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About 

Vahid Eshraghi is an architect and photographer. He started studying architecture in 2002 at Islamic Azad University Tehran Central Branch. After graduating bachelor studies, he obtained rank 3 in entrance exam for graduate studies in field of Architectural Technology in 2009 and entered University of Tehran where he had chance to probe into new computational design and manufacturing techniques, tools and theories. In 2011 pattern fascination led him to a research-based design as his thesis on algorithmic development of Iranian Islamic patterns and their potential for novel implementation in architecture and structure. Afterwards he began studying Master of Architecture and Urbanism at AA School of Architecture (Design Research Lab) where he had the chance to learn from Patrik Schumacher as the studio tutor and Theodore Spyropoulos and Alisa Andrasek as his tutors. Working with patrik Schumacher who is a distinguished theorist as well as the Zaha Hadid partner brought to him the opportunity to learn and practice principles of parametricism and new generative design approaches in process of developing his studio project on parametric semiology which aimed to propose a prototypical system of design for a fashion center. In May 2013 he joined Zaha Hadid Architect, where he was working on number of projects such as developing design of a complex façade for Morpheus Hotel at “City of Dreams” in Macau. In 2014 he returned to Iran and continued his research on patterns and computational design by teaching as a visiting professor at Islamic Azad University and Art University of Tehran as well as setting up design research workshops on computational structures, kinetic facades and architecture in fashion at Contemporary Architects Association. In parallel to his academic activities he began his professional practices by founding VEA Studio in 2014 where he reflected his researches on patterns, computational design and digital advanced manufacturing in real projects including residential,  educational, commercial and interior designs in Iran and Canada. In the field of photography he is an experimental photographer of nature and in 2007 was nominated photographer of 10th Biennial Photo Exhibition of Iran.

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Employment 

Contemporary Architects Association, Tehran, IR, Member of academic board

Sep 2016 - current
 

VEA studio, Tehran, IR, Founder/Architect

May 2014 - current
 

Design Name, Tehran, IR, Architect

Jan 2014 - May 2014
 

Zaha Hadid Architects, London, GB, Architectural Assistant

May 2013 - Dec 2013
 

Education 

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013
 

College of Fine art and Architecture, Tehran University, Tehran, IR, MArch, Architectural Technology

Oct 2009 - Sep 2012
 

Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Tehran, IR/ Art & Architecture Faculty, BArch, Architectural Engineering

Sep 2002 - Sep 2008
 

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